The Week in PR
Keyword-based SEO is a trap. Most of us know that keyword stuffing is a bad idea, but many aren’t aware that most of the effort put into keywords is of low consequence.
As engagement with U.S. consumer brands on Instagram grew 30% in Q1 ’16 vs Q1 ’15, primed by 15% growth in posts, the bigger story was a precipitous jump in video, according to exclusive data provided by Shareablee to PR News.
Once PR is crystal clear on the brand’s business goals, communication is next. Always communicate to the CEO using the business terminology the C-suite employs.
From January 1–March 15, the number of Instagram video posts from U.S. brands increased 68% vs the same period in 2015, driving a 90% spike in consumer engagement with those videos, according to exclusive Shareablee data supplied to PR News.
C-level execs, especially board members, rightfully are becoming more concerned and aware. The rivers of data flowing underneath businesses they run are at legitimate risk. The damage from breaches can run into the hundreds of millions of dollars when totaling the financial impact of what comes with a breach today: customer and activist investor lawsuits, initial and ongoing investigations and the strain on technological and human capital.
Editor’s Note: We thought the story of Emily Lenzner, VP, global communications, Atlantic Media, was such a fine case study of PR and media cooperation that we wanted to share it with you.
In light of these cases, we asked PR pros what brands should do if they’re dragged into a crisis unfairly like Apple and Uber.